Tag Archives: Life Cycle

Adrian Arleo’s Sculptures About Loss Meld Nature with Humankind

The sculptor crafts haunting displays that represent loss, death and rebirth

When we die, our bodies eventually revert back to nature, allowing new life to occupy the space that we’ve left behind. Few artists are able to capture this complex cycle of death and rebirth as accurately as Adrian Arleo. Her … Continue reading

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Conducting A Life Review Before Dying

Life reviews can be very beneficial for someone who is dying

It’s fair to say that realizing and accepting that we will all die is very difficult for most people. As we go through our day-to-day activities, it’s not something we are constantly thinking of. However, terminally ill people are constantly … Continue reading

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The Circle of Life — in Stop-Motion

A short film explores the relationship between life and death

The circle of life happens all around us every moment. And yet it’s a difficult concept to think about on a daily basis. The stages of youth, old age, death, decomposition and rebirth happen so slowly that we rarely notice them … Continue reading

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What Is a Life-Cycle Celebrant? An Interview With Holly Pruett: Part One

Holly Pruett helps clients tell their stories through ceremony and ritual

Today SevenPonds chats with Holly Pruett, a life-cycle celebrant based out of Portland, Oregon. Holly is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. She helps her clients find a way of telling their stories at pivotal times in their … Continue reading

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Native American Beliefs About Time and Death

It's perceived as being circular, rather than linear

In the Western world, most people perceive time as a linear thing. Milestones are anticipated, passed, and once they are passed, they are finished. We are born, we live and we die. In that order. And once we die, we … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages” by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.

Author Leo Buscaglia explores lessons of life and death through the adventures of Freddie the leaf

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia is not a children’s book per se; rather the book is “an inspiring allegory [that] illustrates the delicate balance between life and death,” in … Continue reading

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